The Root of Peace:
A Jewish Settler and Palestinian Activist in Dialogue
An evening with
Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Antwan Saca

Hanan SchlesingerAntwan Saca

Wednesday, October 25
7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 
616 N Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206

RootsTwo Roots activists – Antwan Saca, a Palestinian Christian, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler – tell their personal stories and seek peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis.

Antwan Saca was born in Jerusalem in 1984 to a Christian family in Bethlehem. He has been working toward the dream of peace and justice in the Holy Land throughout his adult life. He serves as Director of Programs for the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem and is part of the inner circle of Roots activities.  

Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi, teacher and passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Antwan and other Palestinians. His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict and of Zionism has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe to which Antwan and others have introduced him.

Roots is a grassroots Palestinian and Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation. They work in both the Holy Land and the United States for education, dialogue, and action in service of peace with dignity for all. To learn more, visit 

Free and open to the public.


Questions? Contact Eric Probola at or 412.992.5247.

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